England World Cup Training Squad Announced

 

Martin Johnson has named the England 45-man Rugby World Cup 2011 Training Squad.

A mixture of RWC fresh faces and the old guard are heading for the training camp to make their bid to feature in the final 30 heading to New Zealand.

The complete 2011 RBS 6 Nations squad are included along with 5 uncapped players: Mouritz Botha,¬†Manusamoa Tuilagi, Thomas Waldrom, Joe Simpson and Charlie Sharples. Waldrom was recently named as Rugby Players’ Association player of the year, while Tuilagi was voted Aviva Premiership Young Player of the Year.

Matt Stevens of Saracens is also included; the 28 year old only recently returning to rugby after a two year drug suspension.

Johnson said: “Every one of these players has the chance to be in that final 30 going to New Zealand. The camp is going to be intense and competitive, as you would expect leading up to a World Cup, but all the players are ready for it.”

See below for the full 45-man training squad.

DateTime (GMT)Home TeamAway TeamVenue
Sat 5th Feb14:15Ireland 297 WalesAviva Stadium
Sat 5th Feb16:45Scotland 2017 EnglandBT Murrayfield
Sun 6th Feb15:00France 3710 ItalyStade de France
Sat 12th Feb14:15Wales 2017 ScotlandPrincipality Stadium
Sat 12th Feb16:45France 3024 IrelandStade de France
Sun 13th Feb15:00Italy 033 EnglandStadio Olimpico
Sat 26th Feb14:15Scotland 1736 FranceBT Murrayfield
Sat 26th Feb16:45England 2319 WalesTwickenham Stadium
Sun 27th Feb15:00Ireland 576 ItalyAviva Stadium
Fri 11th Mar20:00Wales 913 FrancePrincipality Stadium
Sat 12th Mar14:15Italy 2233 ScotlandStadio Olimpico
Sat 12th Mar16:45England 1532 IrelandTwickenham Stadium
Sat 19th Mar14:15Wales 2122 ItalyPrincipality Stadium
Sat 19th Mar16:45Ireland 265 ScotlandAviva Stadium
Sat 19th Mar20:00France 2513 EnglandStade de France

 

Home TeamAway TeamVenueDate & Kick Off (BST)
Chile 545 ScotlandSantiago25/06/22, 21:00
New Zealand 4219 IrelandAuckland02/07/22, 08:05
Australia 3028 EnglandPerth02/07/22, 10:55
South Africa 3229 WalesPretoria02/07/22, 16:05
Argentina 2816 ScotlandSan Salvador de Jujuy02/07/22, 20:10
New ZealandIrelandDunedin09/07/22, 08:05
AustraliaEnglandBrisbane09/07/22, 10:55
South AfricaWalesBloemfontein09/07/22, 16:05
ArgentinaScotlandSalta09/07/22, 20:10
New ZealandIrelandWellington16/07/22, 08:05
AustraliaEnglandSydney16/07/22, 10:55
South AfricaWalesCape Town16/07/22, 16:05
ArgentinaScotlandSantiago del Estero16/07/22, 20:10

 

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